Archives for: October 2004, 19
Okay, I’m back from the other side of the world. It was a much-needed visit to family. I’m glad I went, but am also glad to be back home. There is so much to catch up on, and I was only gone five days.
It was BTD disaster! I did well on the plane ride going. Ate eggs and fresh fruit. But what did I meet as a home cooked meal when I arrived at my mother’s house? My sister-in-law had lovingly prepared a chicken dish. I dutifully downed it. I did refuse the ice cream for dessert. During the days it was easy to stay compliant. My stomach was on West Coast time and I didn’t even get hungry till early afternoon. So, I’d make an egg or eat an energy bar. My sister made a lovely lamb roast on the second evening. I ate a lot of that. She also served fresh mashed potatoes, of which I took a small portion. The green beans and salad were okay to eat. I refused the wheat roll and the dessert.
The hardest day was Saturday. I took Mom to a Women’s Club luncheon. They served chicken salad sandwiches. And the dessert tray was amazing! I had to eat a sandwich, and then picked at some of the desserts. That evening was a church banquet. They served a huge shrimp cocktail and some sort of provolone and filling thing as appetizers. I did eat those. The salad was okay. The entrée was salmon and roast beef with sides of mashed potatoes and a cheesy broccoli dish. I mainly ate the protein parts, and maybe a third of a roll. The dessert was a huge chocolate tira misu. That was something I couldn’t pass up! Luckily (?) I could only finish about a third of it.
Sunday, was the trip back home. I was pretty well bloated from the previous day’s indiscretions. They served a roast beef sandwich. Not tasty, but I ate half of it anyway. I also had a couple bloody mary’s on the plane. My reading light was burned out, and I couldn’t read. I decided to have a couple drinks and try to sleep. It was a 5-½ hour flight, so I needed to try something.
So, now I’m trying to detox from all that. I made a big batch of carrot, celery, beet and apple juice yesterday and am sipping on that. I figure it will be Thursday or Friday before I feel close to normal again. Some day I’m going to learn to JUST SAY NO!!